Category Archives: art on the atlanta beltline 2011

The BeltLine Bears: Day 18

I finished the wall. The BeltLine Bears is signed and complete. I painted the whole thing. 237 feet. It took me 18 days of painting; about 3 weeks with breaks. I have really enjoyed the whole process; even the sweat. … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 17

I installed the signs today. I borrowed a tall ladder. Carmack, my friend, handed me tools and helped to keep me from falling off of the tall ladder. I put one sign (left) high enough in the oak tree that … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 16

Today went by. I must have been in a daze. A heat-induced trance carried me though about 6 afternoon hours. I was bitten by fire ants. I got mad. I was sad. I sweated. I cried. I painted and painted … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 15

Some words sound better when used with others. Colors can be similar. Black and white are made for each other. Opposites and yet fraternal twins. You can’t have the boldness of one without the other. It is magic. I needed … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 14

I put in a few hours this afternoon; took my dog to watch my back. Oh, the sun is so hot. The photo (top left) is a view from the BeltLine itself. I had not been down the trail in … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 13

Unlucky 13. This was day number 13. I saw no black cats. I stepped on no cracks. I got spooked about 6 in the evening but I escaped unscathed. I spent a long time painting. It was the most humid … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 12

A dozen days of painting in the sun. I started doing some detail work today. I went back over portions and added more layers. I cleaned up sections. I am on the second half of the project. I feel good … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 11

Here are a  few words to summarize my day of work:  wet grass. mud. clouds. night thunder. paint fingers. cooler. breeze. water jug. behind trees. white wash. passerby talk. work. white clouds. sadness. sun screen. dog bark. thankful heart. new … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 10

It was nice to get back to work today. I painted rainbows and clouds. I do not know if that classifies me as “tough” but it was a nice day. I sometimes cuss and spit; stomp my foot. Does that … Continue reading

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The BeltLine Bears: Day 9

I painted for a few hours on Sunday. I accomplished some things. Maria came by and we had a impromptu picnic. Picnics make you happy. Flies do not. Thankfully the ratio of picnics to flies was greater. I painted a … Continue reading

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